View Full Version : How to create a torrent tracker?

September 5th, 2008, 04:55 AM
I am a member of a fairly active indie music community and we are looking at the possibility of starting a torrent tracker (its all above board user created content, http://8bitcollective.com/ if anyone is interested) but I don't have even the faintest idea of where to start.

I use Bluehost as my webhost and based on the info I have found (which isnt the much) most webhosts make it difficult to host torrent trackers, does this mean I would to have the torrent tracker installed on a physical machine permanently on and connected to the internet or are there ways to work with webhosts to do this?

Any guidance would be most helpful.

September 6th, 2008, 02:34 AM
ive never setup a torrent tracker specifically but after setting up enough servers I think you are going to want to have a physical box. Also while ive never used it I am going to recommend open tracker. It seems to be very popular and is open source which is always nice.


September 7th, 2008, 06:09 AM
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Good luck with the music.

February 3rd, 2010, 12:18 AM
can i make a private tracker with this?

February 3rd, 2010, 01:04 AM
I recommend looking up Gazelle, I'm a member of what.cd and TehConnection who both use it, and it's fast, looks great, and has tons of features.